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Re: Xpmac etc.

Fixed it!!  I'm very happy.

I tried turning off gpm, but it was just the same.  The trick was to
recompile the kernel. There is an option which is:


make sure this is set to Y.  Then patch the kernel with the patch on the
potato CD originating from Ben H. (I tried compiling without it and it
doesn't work).

Hmmm, now, I've got to configure my window manager....

On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Wilhelm Fitzpatrick wrote:

> > I went and got Xpmac.  It works!  Well sort of.  My mouse freezes in X,
> > but it works fine in gpm.  There is an older thread somewhere here saying
> > that new kernels don't support adb mice.  How come it works in gpm then? I
> > don't know where to begin to look for a fix for this - there is not a lot
> > of documentation on Xpmac.
> It's not that the mouse is not support, its that the way that the kernel
> uses to talk to other programs to tell them what the mouse is doing has
> changed, and gpm understands the new way but Xpmac doesn't.
> Apparently there is a kernel option you can turn on when compiling that
> preserves Xpmac compatibility.
> For myself, I'm sticking with an older kernel for now, to avoid hassle.
> > I've also checked out Ben H's page on kernels, and there is something
> > there about adb mice not working without some work around.  However, I
> > don't think this is my problem because my mouse works in gpm
> No, they do work in GPM, just not in X.
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